1 class periods of 60 minutes each
After reading the book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, students will write their own names, count the letters in their names, create a class graph for comparison, and create a self portrait with a sentence about them.
The book, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes or the video from You Tube. Audio visual equipment Explain Everything video, What's in a Name? Created by Carmel and Sara Art supplies for self portraits
Link to Explain Everything video Basic tech knowledge
The letters of their name Name writing skills or substitute Cutting skills Basic art skills
Letters of their name Comparisons/graphing skills Counting Writing Social skill-kindness
Teacher: read story or play video, provide writing and art materials, provide guidance and instructions Student: listen to story and participate in class discussion, write their own name, help create a class graph, and create a self portrait with a complete sentence.
Diverse strategies are built into the lesson because it is centered around their own names with a variety of hands on activities and learning styles.
You Tube or other video of the story Using counting cubes Creating different types of graphs Focus on social skills-how chrysanthemum feels when the others make fun of her name and make her wilt
Observation Participation Completion of graph, self portrait, and sentence
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henke, Pinterest